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Not to be confused with hoard.

The English word Horde derives from Orda (organization), a historic sociopolitical and military structure in steppe nomad cultures such as the Turks and Mongols. In addition to this, the word horde is often used to refer to the Vikings. Specific examples of historic hordes include:

  • Hordes of the Jochid Ulus, also known as White, Blue and Gray hordes, formed in 1226 and 1227
  • Golden Horde, a Turkic-Mongol state established in the 1240s
  • Great Horde, a remnant of the Golden Horde from about 1466 until 1502
  • Nogai Horde, a Turkic clan situated in the Caucasus Mountain region, formed in the 1390s

Horde may also refer to:

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  • Horde (band), an unblack metal project of Australian musician Jayson Sherlock
  • H.O.R.D.E., a music festival in the United States


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